Provence & Côte d'Azur: Dentists are being investigated by the same team working on the PIP implant case
Marseille dentists accused of fraud
French media La Provence has revealed that the criminal investigation into 'fraud and injury' by dentists is being carried out by the same team leading the investigation into the Poly Implant Prosthesis (PIP) manufacturers based near Marseille.
The dentists being investigated, based in the north of Marseille, are thought to have performed an unnecessarily large amount of procedures on patients, to the potential detriment of their teeth and health.
France's national health insurance provider, the CMU, has also expressed its concern at the possibility that medical professionals could have received money by fraudulently treating patients.
According the La Provence, recently seized documents have revealed dozens of patients who have been wrongly treated by two dentists in the northern districts of Marseille.